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No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown would be 'stupid'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: IS calls Christmas market gunman its soldier

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online,...
Dec. 13, 2018

UN approves aid deliveries across borders to Syrians

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved the delivery of aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year, expressing "outrage" at the continuing violence...
Dec. 13, 2018

Paris prosecutor formally identifies man killed in Strasbourg shootout as main suspect in Christmas market attack

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor formally identifies man killed in Strasbourg shootout as main suspect in Christmas market attack.
Dec. 13, 2018

Trump invokes 'advice-of-counsel' defense in campaign probe

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a simple defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal...
Dec. 13, 2018

Michigan governor reaches final deal on Great Lakes pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes...
Dec. 13, 2018

Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parks

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins said Thursday that the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its...
Dec. 13, 2018

Trump invokes 'advice of counsel' defense in campaign probe

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is invoking something called the "advice-of-counsel" defense in response to accusations he directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal...
Dec. 13, 2018

As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money...
Dec. 13, 2018

Washington governor proposes major steps for orca recovery

SEATTLE (AP) — With scientists warning that the Northwest's beloved killer whales are on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced dramatic plans Thursday to help the population...
Dec. 13, 2018

AP Interview: Maldives query the point of UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The head of the Maldives delegation to the U.N. climate conference questioned on Thursday the point of the yearly summits, saying they are failing to produce...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Accused Russian secret agent makes plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Maria Butina, accused by the United States of being an Russian secret agent (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Russian lawmaker says he's...
Dec. 13, 2018

Boy Scouts' money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is...
Dec. 13, 2018

Official: Police kill man thought to be France shooter

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man suspected of being the gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died in a shootout with police Thursday following a...
Dec. 13, 2018

Josh Brent, nightclub owner hit with $25M verdict in death

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Sheriff vows thorough probe after mine rescue

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of three adults at an inactive coal mine in West Virginia (all times local): 5 p.m. A West Virginia sheriff...
Dec. 13, 2018

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there...
Dec. 13, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's theory about Mexico, trade, that wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has come up with a theory about how Mexico, by hook or by crook, really is paying for his border wall despite saying a...
Dec. 13, 2018

Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street in Oregon. The Oregonian says Alter Wiener, who survived three years...
Dec. 13, 2018

UN extends Central African Republic peacekeeping mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution extending the mandate of the 14,600-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in conflict-wracked Central African Republic. The French-drafted resolution adopted...
Dec. 13, 2018

Target, Walmart, importer sued over lead in toy jewelry

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is suing two of the nation's largest retailers and a third company for importing and selling children's toys with lead levels up to...
Dec. 13, 2018

Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control...
Dec. 13, 2018

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. The September...
Dec. 13, 2018

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks wobbled Thursday as the markets turned fairly quiet after a very turbulent start to the week. Small companies dropped and high-dividend stocks, which investors favor when they want...
Dec. 13, 2018

Pelosi's triumph: Speaker-to-be, this time with memes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become...
Dec. 13, 2018

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